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Deciding to Discontinue Cholinesterase Inhibitor Therapy in a Patient with Alzheimer's Disease

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Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Discontinuation of cholinesterase therapy in a patient with Alzheimer's disease should be done carefully and for good reason. Consideration of adverse effects requires a risk vs benefit analysis. Sometimes the drug may have benefits that outweigh minor adverse effects.

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